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Topic: How Can I Make A Spring Pole For My Energetic Pitbull??? EDIT  (Read 30945 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007 05:53:41 PM »

I never thoght of that...it is about three feet off the ground. Maybe I'll try it lower and see if I can get him to grab onto it. He loves tug-o-war so it really had me baffled but I thihnk you're on to something!
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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2007 06:31:05 AM »

 Wink Let me know the results!

My girl loves tug-o-war too... which is why we built a spring pole because we just cannot win against her or give her the tug-o-war fight she is looking for!

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2008 04:00:47 PM »

It TOTALLY bugs me that people do this kind of thing!   Angry

When researching for a dog.........we read about ALL kinds of dogs.  And it was at this site that we finally decided a pit bull was for us.......... Grin

We live in south Georgia.........and down here there are a great deal of people who still participate in dog fighting,  even though it's against the law......... Angry  ..........it CERTAINLY makes it harder to dispel these stupid myths about Pits ........... Undecided

Even so...........I couldn't imagine our lives without our baby (he's a Parson's Russell/Am. Pit Bull Terrier mix)........... Smiley
He's adorably sweet.........a complete clown...........and without a doubt the BEST DOG we've ever had.......... Smiley
We live in an area where I was afraid for my son to even play in our yard because of the neighborhood dogs.........and now.........I don't worry about that AT ALL.......... Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2008 07:54:53 AM »

Thanks for the site lissaw70 but I could not find the spring pole information...
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013 08:55:11 AM »

Does any one out there have the particulars to make a spring pole for my Pitty? I don't want to spend a lot of money but it HAS to be safe! Thanks!!! 

 EDIT* Maybe it's called something different, but it's a pole with a rubber tire on the end for a dog to grab onto. They like to swing from them!!!  Anyone?HuhHuh* EDIT

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With that being said:

Home depot / Loews
140LB Garage door spring
2 pieces of 5/16 rope - 9ft & 5ft
Run the 9ft rope through the spring end, evening out the ends.  The 5ft piece goes through about 8inches & tied securely, creating 3 piecse of rope, approximately the same length, which are then French braided together.  Tie a knot at the top & bottom.

A D Ring & Bull snap are attached at the other end.  A chain can then be used to anchor the spring pole around a tree limb, or the bull snap can be attached to a door jam, etc.  Possibilities are only limited by the chain length.

Side Note:

You don't want the dog to hang in the air.  It puts strain on the kidneys & increases the risks of a fall related injury.

Also, to short of a grasping surface, increases the chance of the canine biting the spring, when braided, the rope produces 3+ feet of grasping surface.

An animal hide can be interwoven for increased attractability.
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